Jacksonville Jaguars cut off Tim Tebow: Dallas Cowboys catch ‘break’
Tim Tebow’s second coming to the NFL was a flop.
The hugely popular former Heisman Trophy winner was cut Tuesday, even before he got a pass thrown by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The climax of the 34-year-old’s attempt to reincarnate as a tight ending? A half-hearted blockage that led him to accidentally push his helmet into the stomach of an attacking teammate.
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The Dallas Cowboys are wondering how much playing time – if any – to afford quarterback Dak Prescott in their last two preseason games, including the exhibition final on August 29 at Arlington against Jacksonville.
Likewise, their Houston state rivals the Texans have many questions to answer before they host the Jaguars in the season opener on September 12 at NRG Stadium. Led by, what to do with quarterback Deshaun Watson?
Neither team, however, has a game plan for Tim Tebow.
Tebow’s return to the NFL made his No.85 Jags jersey one of the best-selling in the league. And with the invitation from his former University of Florida coach turned Jags Urban Meyer head coach, it appeared Tebow would have every chance of success.
But in the end, 21 Jaguars had one assist in Jacksonville’s opening loss to the Cleveland Browns. None of them wore the number 85.
We should have seen it coming. To be honest, most of us have.
Tebow-to-tight-end was nothing more than a transparent public relations stunt, insulting Jaguars players and educated football fans. He was the oldest tight end in the NFL and, perhaps, the worst.
Bottom line: Tebow was a flop in the NFL. Written 25e totaled by the Denver Broncos in 2010, he started just 14 regular-season games before being traded to the New York Jets. He was released after one season and then cut by the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles during training camps in 2013 and 2015.
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If restarting Tebow was a good idea, you might as well hire your ex-wife as a babysitter, buy your old car and turn it into an Airbnb, and turn that useless 3D TV into a bathtub.
Shoot, the Cowboys are also expected to dig in 2012 and bring back Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Anthony Spencer.
Traded once and cut by four NFL teams and having failed in the New York Mets minor league baseball system, it looks like Tebow’s “15 minutes” have finally expired.
Alas, he could still step into the ring against Jake Paul.